Emily Lazerwitz

Bedtime Story, 2014

Inkjet print on semi-gloss paper mounted on aluminium

77 x 110 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP, number 2 of 5

Digital art is a signature design of Emily Lazerwitz’s work. Art replicates science though here, through the old-fashioned subject of story-telling. The title of the work refers to the source of the piece. This piece is a binary translation of the children’s book ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’. The binary code then becomes a QR code scan which leads to a video where the book is read aloud in binary. What seems like an abstract work is in fact one with complex layers of meaning. A binary code that relates a story. An image that becomes a code to hear the story. As ever, the artist pushes boundaries for representation, fusing science and art in a captivating way.